Tsholotsho out to exorcise winless run


TSHOLOTSHO aim to end their bad karma that has seen them lose two games in a row when they face How Mine in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Luveve Stadium tomorrow.


Following a goalless draw with Buffaloes, the Matabeleland North side lost to FC Platinum 0-3 at Mandava Stadium and on Wednesday, they suffered another defeat to Chapungu 0-1 at White City Stadium.

Tsholotsho are on position 11 on the log table with eight points, while How Mine are fifth with 12 points.

“We are coming from a loss and they are coming from a loss as well. We need to try and get maximum points because in the past two matches, we were not able to pick up points,” Lizwe Sweswe, the Tsholotsho head coach, said.

“What is important at the moment is for us to identify our mistakes and work on those so that we do not repeat the same. We need to know our strengths,” he said.

Sweswe added: “They may have the so-called veterans and the experience, but what is important as well is the way you handle yourself in the field of play.”

Tsholotsho have won twice since joining the league this year and they have lost four times.

Their opponents How Mine suffered their second defeat of the season, but so far they have scored the highest number goals in a match when they beat Whawha 6-0.

Timothy January scored four in that encounter, while the other two were slotted in by Limited Chikafa.

Coach Luke Masomere said: “It is going to be a big game. They are coming from a defeat; we are coming from a defeat. They want to start winning and we want to start winning. They want to have consistency and we want that as well. There is a lot involved in this match.”

He said Tsholotsho were only new in the league, but had been playing football for a very long time and this made them mature for the top-flight.

“I am not going to talk about experience because it’s the way you handle yourself in the field that counts. They have been playing football for a long time which makes them mature,” he said.

“I will hit the form that we are seeking soon. At the moment, we are blowing hot and cold which is good and bad at the same time, but we will be on track.”

Devon Chafa and Godfrey Nguwodzawo, who have been sidelined due to injuries ,could make team, while James Chitereki and Tawanda Muparati are still out injured.